16th International Mobile Gaming Awards Announces its Nominees

The 16th International Mobile Gaming Awards Global announced the 127 games nominated for the Grand Prix, as well as those nominated for the 13 additional prizes, including a newly launched prize: Best Game for 5G.

The location, date and time of the Awards Ceremony and the announcement of the winners is yet unknown. Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, countries around the world are struggling to prevent its spread. “These are difficult times for everyone, everywhere. Our heart goes out to all those who suffer and we hope that our leaders will make the right choices and lead us to a safer future.”, said Patricia J. Lorenzo, Marketing Lead of The 16th IMGA.

More than 500 games were submitted to the 16th IMGA this year. 265 jury members from all over the world were given access to these games and were invited to test, comment and give their verdict. Their verdict is based upon the graphics richness in making the world and characters come to life, compelling storyline, size of these games, and other criteria that utilizes the speed 5G to elevate gameplay. The games that received the highest scores are part of the 127 games nominated.

The public can now vote now at imgawards.com to help their favorite game win the People’s Choice Award.

The nominated games include games from all parts of the world and excel in creativity, innovation, technical excellence, art, sound and design. In this 16th year the IMGA is judging massively multiplayer games, VR games, AR games, games made by the largest studios, small independents and even one-man and one-woman companies.

“The IMGA have been a platform for the latest innovations in mobile gaming and today, we consider 5G as a technology which will have a huge impact on the mobile games of tomorrow, especially for content-rich multiplayer games and VR and AR games. I am very pleased and proud that we can put 5G in the spotlight, thanks to our category sponsor Qualcomm Technologies. Qualcomm brought you 3G and 4G and is now leading the world to 5G.” said Maarten Noyons, Founder of the IMGA.

“5G connectivity unlocks exciting opportunities for mobile gaming by delivering uncompromised online multi-player experiences, truly immersive XR and console-quality gaming you can stream from cloud servers, allowing gamers to play virtually anywhere. With Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 5G Mobile Platforms powering a new generation of mobile devices, we are thrilled to sponsor and see how developers use 5G to expand the boundaries of gaming in the new IMGA category: Best Game for 5G,” said Dave Durnil, senior director, engineering and head of gaming, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

About IMGA

Created in 2004, the IMGA is the longest standing mobile games award program. With its long history and unique judging process, it has discovered some of the world’s most popular titles in their early days, such as Angry Birds, Badland and Monument Valley. It is the only competition that unites the industry by celebrating excellence and innovation in games. In 2016 the IMGA launched local competitions in Southeast Asia, China and Middle East North Africa, while keeping an international competition.

The 16th IMGA is sponsored by MyGamez, Supercell, The City of Helsinki, Qualcomm and Resolution Games.

Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.
Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.

Patricia Lorenzo patricia@nccpartners.com

And the Nominees Are …

#DRIVE, Pixel Perfect Dude, Poland
Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!, Resolution Games, Sweden
Alien: Blackout, D3 Go!, USA
Alt-Frequencies, Accidental Queens, France
ALTER EGO, Caramel Column Inc., Japan
American Dad! Apocalypse Soon, Fast Forward, Russia
Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs, Resolution Games, Sweden
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, Resolution Games, Sweden
Archero, Habby, Singapore
Arrog, LEAP Game Studios and Hermanos Magia, Peru
Assemble with Care, ustwo games, United Kingdom
Astrologaster, Nyamyam, United Kingdom
Bad North: Jotunn Edition, Plausible Concept, Sweden
Battle Bowls, Crystal Pug, Australia
Battle Chasers: Nightwar, Publisher: HandyGames, Germany
Beat Saber, Beat Games, Czech Republic
Bird BnB, Runaway Play, New Zealand
Black Desert Mobile, Pearl Abyss, United Kingdom
Brawl Quest: Alice Brigade, ThinkBIT Games, Philippines
Call of Duty®: Mobile, Activision Publishing, Inc., USA
ChuChu Rocket! Universe, SEGA, USA
CLOSER – anagnorisis, Chen Guo, China
Crossdoku: Math Crossword Sudoku, Amr Hassan, Egpyt
Cultist Simulator, Weather Factory, United Kingdom
Dear Reader, Local No. 12, USA
DeLight, DreamTree Games, Malaysia
Dota Underlords, Valve, USA
Dragon Raja, Archosaur Games, USA
Edge Flip, Lume Studio, United Kingdom
Enhance, DADIU, Denmark
Enter The Color, TapMen, Romania
Fans of Soccer: Online Football Disc Challenge, OM Entertainment, Saudi Arabia
Farmstead, Thoughtfish, Germany
Figment: Journey into the Mind, Bedtime Digital Games, Denmark
Football Manager 2020 Mobile, SEGA, USA
Forgotton Anne, ThroughLine Games, Denmark
FUN RACE 3D, Good Job Games, Turkey
Graveyard Keeper, tinyBuild LLC, USA
Gravity Rider Zero, Vivid Games S.A., Poland
Grindstone, Capybara Games Inc., Canada
Hack n Slide, Nanashi Studio, Spain
HADOS 2, MeshGameStudio, Iran
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic, Inc. and WB Games, USA
HeavenTravel, yansquareheaven, China
Hold Me Closer, DADIU, Denmark
HomeCrush 2020, Friday Game, China
Hot Lava, Klei Entertainment, Canada
Hot Wheels Infinite Loop, Mattel, USA
Hyper Light Drifter Special Edition, Heart Machine, USA
Inbento, Afterburn, Poland
Ink, Mountains and Mystery, NetEase Games, China
INMOST, Hidden Layer Games, Lithuania
KIDS, Playables, Switzerland
Knight Brawl, Colin Lane Games AB, Sweden
Knighthood, King, Malta
Krystal Kart AR, Antler Interactive AB, Sweden
LEGO Builder’s Journey, Light Brick (LEGO Games), USA
Linn: Path of Orchards, Crescent Moon Games, USA
Looters, Karizma Studio, United Kingdom
Manifold Garden, William Chyr Studio, USA
Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo Co., Ltd., USA
Million Dungeon, TallRoad, China
Mini Motorways, Dinosaur Polo Club, New Zealand
Misadventure In Little Lon, 10Tickles, Australia
Mosaic, Krillbite, Sweden
Mutazione, Die Gute Fabrik, USA
Numbers Planet, Amr Hassan, Egypt
Oceanhorn 2 Knights of the Lost Realm, Cornfox & Brothers Ltd., Finland
Olimdal, Buğrahan Demir, Turkey
One Word, Teatime Games, Inc., Iceland
Outlanders, Pomelo Games, Uruguay
OXXO, Hamster On Coke Games, Poland
Parental Farm, Lexip Games, Iran
Persephone: Tale of Demeter, Momo-pi, Switzerland
Pilgrims, Amanita Design s.r.o., Czech Republic
Pistol Whip, Cloudhead Games, Canada
Possessions, Lucid Labs, India
Raiders of the North Sea, Dire Wolf Digital, USA
Rescue Wings!, Little Chicken Game Company, Netherlands
Ritbone, Lexip Games, Sweden
Rise of Kingdoms, Lilith Games, China
Rocky Rampage: Wreck ’em Up, Joyseed Gametribe, Indonesia
Rumble Stars, Frogmind, Finland
Saint Seiya Awakening: Knights of the Zodiac, Tencent TIMI Studio Groups, China
Sayonara Wild Hearts, Simogo, Sweden
Seqitaire, DC Creation Studios, USA
Shadow of Naught, Taawoos Studio, Iran
Shantae and the Seven Sirens, WayForward Technologies, Inc., USA
Shop Titans, Kabam Games, Inc., Canada
Skate City, Snowman, Canada
Sky: Children of the Light, Thatgamecompany, Inc., USA
SnowFight Go, Gamen, China
Song of Bloom, kamibox, Germany
Spiral Storm, NExT Studios, China
Sprint RPG, Nitrome, United Kingdom
Squp, Unbound Game Studio, United Arab Emirates
Star Traders: Frontiers, Trese Brothers, USA
Stars, Hoogoo Game Studio, Iran
Stellar Commanders, Blindflug Studios AG, Switzerland
Subscribe to My Adventure, Gamtropy, Taiwan
Sync: Party Hard, Siis Games, Turkey
Tangle Tower, SFB Games, United Kingdom
Taravana, Heatherglade, Cyprus
Telling Lies, Sam Barlow, Furious Bee Limited, United Kingdom
The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands, FredBear Games (Pub) / Xigma Games (Dev), United Kingdom
The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets, Fast Travel Games, Sweden
The Devil’s Calculator: A Math Puzzle Game, Cinq-Mars Media (non-profit), USA
The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Bethesda, USA
The Gardens Between, The Voxel Agents, Australia
The Station, Virtro Entertainment, Canada
The Unic, Lozange Lab, France
To Ashes, DADIU, Denmark
Vacation Simulator, Owlchemy Labs, USA
Vader Immortal, ILMxLAB, USA
Vectronom, Ludopium, France
Voetsek, Surge Innovations, South Africa
Wanderlust Travel Stories, Different Tales, Poland
Wanna Survive, PINIX, Taiwan
Way of the Turtle, Illusion Labs, Sweden
What the Golf?, Triband, Denmark
Where Cards Fall, Snowman, Canada
Whispers of a Machine, Clifftop Games & Faravid Interactive, Sweden
Word Forward, Rocketship Park, Canada
Zirzamine khane mafiaee, Mohammadali Abedinifar, Iran
Zombie Blast Crew, Vivid Games S.A., Poland
Zombie Night Terror, NoClip / Voxler, France

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